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Dr. Bradley Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He received his PhD (2014) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of TN Knoxville. He is the Chemical Hygiene Officer for CECS and the Faculty Advisor for AIChE Chem-E Car Competition team. His areas of expertise are Bio-engineering, cellular and molecular biology, and renewable energy. His research interests are in bioengineering: the application of chemical engineering principles to biological problems. He is also passionate about undergraduate research and seeks to maintain a laboratory offering opportunities for chemical engineering students interested in bio-related research. He previously secured funds to install a bioreactor in the chemical engineering laboratory. This equipment is used for lab courses and undergraduate/graduate research, giving students valuable exposure to the cutting-edge field of bioengineering. He partnered with faculty in biology and computational engineering to pursue internal grant funds for research related to the effective treatment of disease, with the future goal of pursuing external funds with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He introduced new lab station on tank level control in two labs, updating and renovating the equipment, and supervising undergraduate and graduate student research on studying physiological and behavioral adaptations of bacteria to fatty acids in a bioreactor along with supervising undergraduate student research on biofuels. Dr. Harris’ current research, I am studying how bacterial pathogens such as Vibrio cholerae and Aeromonas salmonicida sense and respond to their environment in an effort to improve disease control strategies.”